Marcin Wysokowski

Email: marcin [dot] wysokowskiatput [dot] poznan [dot] pl

Researcher ID: J-3528-20155
Hirsh index: 15 (according to Scopus, 10/10/2018)
Cumulative impact factor: 136
Sum of the Times Cited: 661, without self-citations 532
Average Citations per Article: 16.47, without self-citations 13.30


01/10/2011-26/01/2016 Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology – Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemical Sciences in the Field of Chemical Technology
Dissertation entitled: – “Development of Novel Inorganic-Organic Chitin-Based Materials Obtained Under Extreme Biomimetic Conditions” – defended with distinction magna cum laude.

01/03/2010-11.07/2011 Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology – specialization: Chemical and Process Engineering – Master of Science

25/10/2006-10/02/2010 Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical Technology – specialization: Chemical and Process Engineering – Engineer Degree

Scientific Interests

  • Bioinspired materials
  • Biomimetics and extreme biomimetics
  • Chitin chemistry


  • Prize founded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding young researchers in Poland in 2018.
  • Awarded with the prestigious „START” Prize by the Foundation for Polish Science! The prize is highly competitive and is dedicated to top 100 young researchers in Poland in 2017.
  • Scholarship awarded by Mayor of the City of Poznan for the best young scientists influencing the development of Wielkopolska region.
  • Scientific Achievements Highlighted by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • Two-time laureate of Award supported within the framework of European Social Found for the best Ph.D. students at disciplines considered as strategic for the development of Wielkopolska region.


Book chapters

  1. T. Jesionowski, B. Michalska, M. Wysokowski, Ł. Klapiszewski (2018) The Use of Spray Drying in the Production of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials with Defined Porous Structure. In: Practical Aspects of Chemical Engineering. Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering, Eds Ochowiak M., Woziwodzki S., Doligalski M., Mitkowski P. (Cham, Springer International Publishing), 169–183.
  2. M. Wysokowski*, S. Kaiser, T. Jesionowski, (2017) Hydrothermal Synthesis of Advanced Chitin-Based Materials, In: Extreme Biomimetics, Ed. H. Ehrlich (Cham, Springer International Publishing), 223–249.

Peer reviewed articles

  1. M. Figiela, M. Wysokowski, M. Galiński, T. Jesionowski, I. Stępniak (2018) Synthesis and characterization of novel copper oxide-chitosan nanocomposites for non-enzymatic glucose sensing. Sensors and Actuators B 272, 296-307. Impact Factor – 5.667.
  2. M. Wysokowski, T. Jesionowski, H. Ehrlich (2018) Biosilica as a Source for Inspiration in Biological Materials Science. American Mineralogist 103, 665–691. Impact Factor – 2.650.
  3. H. Ehrlich, M. Wysokowski, S. Żółtowska-Aksamitowska, I. Petrenko, T. Jesionowski (2018) Collagens of Poriferan Origin. Marine Drugs 16(3), 79. Impact Factor – 4.379.
  4. S. Żółtowska-Aksamitowska, M.V. Tsurkan, S.-C. Lim, H. Meissner, K. Tabachnick, L.A. Shaala, D.T.A. Youssef, V.N. Ivanenko, I. Petrenko, M. Wysokowski, N. Bechmann, Y. Joseph, T. Jesionowski, H. Ehrlich (2018) The demosponge Pseudoceratina purpurea as a new source of fibrous chitin. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 112, 1021-1028. Impact Factor – 3.909.
  5. H. Ehrlich, L. A. Shaala, D.T.A. Youssef, S. Zółtowska-Aksamitowska, M.V. Tsurkan, R. Galli, H. Meissner, M. Wysokowski, I. Petrenko, K.R. Tabachnick, V.N. Ivanenko, N. Bechmann, Y. Joseph, T. Jesionowski (2018) Discovery of chitin in skeletons of non-verongiid Red Sea demosponges. PLoS One, 13, e0195803. Impact Factor – 3.671
  6. S. Żółtowska-Aksamitowska, L.A. Shaala, D.T.A. Youssef, S.S. Elhady, M.V. Tsurkan, I. Petrenko, M. Wysokowski, K. Tabachnick, H. Meissner, V.N. Ivanenko, N. Bechmann, Y. Joseph, T. Jesionowski, H. Ehrlich (2018) First Report on Chitin in a Non-Verongiid Marine Demosponge: The Mycale euplectellioides Case. Marine Drugs 16(2),68. Impact Factor – 4.379.
  7. T. Szatkowski, K. Kopczyński, M. Motylenko, H. Bohrmann, B. Mania, M. Graś, G. Lota, V.V. Bazhenov, D. Rafaja, F. Roth, J. Wiese, E. Langer, M. Wysokowski, S. Zółtowska-Aksamitowska, I. Petrenko, S.L. Molodtsov, J. Hubalkova, C.G. Aneziris, Y. Joseph, A.L. Stelling, H. Ehrlich, T. Jesionowski (2018) Extreme biomimetics: A carbonized 3D spongin scaffold as a novel support for nanostructured manganese oxide (IV) and its electrochemical applications. Nano Research, 11, 4199–4214. Impact Factor – 7.994. 
  8. P. Bartczak, Ł. Klapiszewski, M. Wysokowski, I. Majchrzak, W. Czernicka, A. Piasecki Treatment of model solutions and wastewater containing selected hazardous metal ions using a chitin/lignin hybrid material as an effective sorbent. Journal of Environmental Management, 204, 300-310. Impact Factor – 4.005.
  9. M. Wysokowski, P. Bartczak, S. Żółtowska-Aksamitowska, A. Chudzińska, A. Piasecki, E. Langer, V.V. Bazhenov, I. Petrenko, T. Noga, A.L. Stelling, H. Ehrlich, T. Jesionowski (2017) Adhesive Stalks of diatom Didymosphenia geminata as novel biological adsorbent for hazardous metals removal. CLEAN-Soil, Air, Water, 45, 1600678. Impact Factor – 1.473.
  10. Szatkowski, T., Siwińska-Stefańska, K., Wysokowski, M., Stelling, A.L., Joseph, Y., Ehrlich H., Jesionowski T. (2017) Immobilization of titanium(IV) oxide onto 3D spongin scaffolds of marine sponge origin according to extreme Biomimetics principles for removal of C.I. Basic blue 9. Biomimetics 2(2), 4.
  11. H. Ehrlich, V.V. Bazhenov, C. Debitus, N. de Voogd, R Galli, M.V. Tsurkan, M. Wysokowski, H. Meissner, E. Bulut, M. Kaya, T. Jesionowski, (2017) Isolation and identification of chitin from heavy mineralized skeleton of Suberea clavata (Verongida: Demospongiae: Porifera) marine demosponge. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 104, 1706-1712. Impact Factor – 3.909.
  12. I. Petrenko, V.V. Bazhenov, R. Galli, M. Wysokowski, J. Fromont, P. Schupp, A.L. Stelling, E. Niederschlag, H. Stocker, V.Z. Kutsova, T. Jesionowski, H. Ehrlich (2017) Chitin of poriferan origin and the bioelectrometallurgy of copper/copper oxide. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 104, 1626-1632. Impact Factor – 3.909.
  13. M. Wysokowski, M. Motylenko, D. Rafaja, I. Koltsov, H. Stöcker, T.J. Szalaty, V.V. Bazhenov, A.L. Stelling, J. Beyer, J. Heitmann, T. Jesionowski, S. Petovic, M. Djurovic, H. Ehrlich, (2017): Extreme Biomimetic approach for synthesis of nanocrystalline chitin-(Ti,Zr)O2 multiphase composites. Materials Chemistry and Physics 188, 115-124. Impact Factor – 2.210.
  14. J. Zdarta, M. Wysokowski, M. Norman, A. Kołodziejczak-Radzimska, D. Moszyński, H. Maciejewski, H. Ehrlich, T. Jesionowski (2016): Candida antarctica Lipase B Immobilized onto Chitin Conjugated with POSS® Compounds: Useful Tool for Rapeseed Oil Conversion. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 17, 1581. Impact Factor – 3.687.
  15. H. Ehrlich, M. Motylenko, P.V. Sundareshwar, A. Ereskovsky, I. Zgłobicka, T. Noga, T. Płociński, M.V. Tsurkan, E. Wyroba, S. Suski, H. Bilski, M. Wysokowski, H. Stöcker, A. Makarova, D. Vyalikh, J. Walter, S.L.  Molodtsov, V.V. Bazhenov, I. Petrenko, E. Langer, A. Richter, E. Niederschlag, M. Pisarek, A. Springer, M. Gelinsky, D. Rafaja, A. Witkowski, D.C. Meyer, T. Jesionowski, K.J. Kurzydłowski (2016): Multiphase Biomineralization: Enigmatic Invasive Siliceous Diatoms Produce Crystalline Calcite. Advanced Functional Materials 26, 2503-2510. Impact Factor – 13.325.
  16. I. Stępniak, M. Galiński, K. Nowacki, M. Wysokowski, P. Jakubowska, V.V. Bazhenov, T. Leisegang, H. Ehrlich, T. Jesionowski (2016): A novel chitosan/sponge chitin origin material as a membrane for supercapacitors – preparation and characterization. RSC Advances 6, 4007-4013. Impact Factor – 3.108.
  17. E. Konował, A. Modrzejewska-Sikorska, M. Motylenko, Ł. Klapiszewski, M. Wysokowski, V.V. Bazhenov, D. Rafaja, H. Ehrlich, G. Milczarek, T. Jesionowski (2016): Functionalization of organically modified silica with gold nanoparticles in the presence of lignosulfonate. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 85, 74-81. Impact Factor – 3.909. 
  18. M. Wysokowski, M. Motylenko, J. Beyer, A. Makarova, H. Stöcker, J. Walter, R. Galli, S. Kaiser, D. Vyalikh, V.V. Bazhenov, I. Petrenko, A.L. Stelling, S.L. Molodtsov, D. Stawski, K.J. Kurzydłowski, E. Langer, M.V. Tsurkan, T. Jesionowski, J. Heitmann, D.C. Meyer, H. Ehrlich, (2015): Extreme biomimetic approach for developing novel chitin–GeO2 nanocomposites with photoluminescent properties. Nano Research 8(7), 2288-2301. Impact Factor – 7.994.
  19. M. Wysokowski, K. Materna, J. Walter, I. Petrenko, A.L. Stelling, V.V. Bazhenov, Ł. Klapiszewski, T. Szatkowski, O. Lewandowska, D. Stawski, S.L. Molodtsov, H. Maciejewski, H. Ehrlich, T. Jesionowski (2015): Solvothermal synthesis of hydrophobic chitin–polyhedral oligomericsilsesquioxane (POSS) nanocomposites. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 78, 224-229. Impact Factor – 3.909.
  20. V.V. Bazhenov, M. Wysokowski, I. Petrenko, D. Stawski, P. Sapozhnikov, R. Born, A.L. Stelling, S. Kaiser, T. Jesionowski (2015): Preparation of monolithic silica–chitin composite under extreme biomimetic conditions. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 76, 33-38 Impact Factor – 3.909.
  21. M. Wysokowski, I. Petrenko, A.L. Stelling, D. Stawski, T. Jesionowski, H. Ehrlich (2015): Poriferan Chitin as a Versatile Template for Extreme Biomimetics. Polymers 7, 235-265. Impact Factor – 2.935.
  22. M. Wysokowski, I. Petrenko, M. Motylenko, E. Langer, V.V. Bazhenov, R. Galli, A.L. Stelling, Z. Kljajić, T. Szatkowski, V.Z. Kutsova, D Stawski, T. Jesionowski, (2015): Renewable chitin from marine sponges as a thermostable biological template for hydrothermal synthesis of hematite nanospheres using principles of extreme biomimetics. Bioinspired Materials 1, 12-22.
  23. Ł. Klapiszewski, P. Bartczak, M. Wysokowski, M. Jankowska, K. Kabat, T. Jesionowski (2015): Silica conjugated with kraft lignin and its use as a novel ‘green’ sorbent for hazardous metal ions removal. Chemical Engineering Journal 260, 684-693. Impact Factor –  6.735.
  24. J. Zdarta, Ł. Klapiszewski, M. Wysokowski, M. Norman, A. Kołodziejczak-Radzimska, D. Moszyński, H. Ehrlich, H. Maciejewski, A.L. Stelling, T. Jesionowski (2015) Chitin-lignin material as a novel matrix for enzyme immobilization. Marine Drugs 13, 2424-2446. Impact Factor –  4.379.
  25. T. Szatkowski, A. Kołodziejczak-Radzimska, J. Zdarta, K. Szwarc-Rzepka, D. Paukszta, M. Wysokowski, H. Ehrlich, T. Jesionowski, (2015): Synthesis and characterization of hydroxyapatite/chitosan composites. Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing 51(2), 575-585. Impact Factor –  1,200.
  26. P. Bartczak, M. Norman, Ł. Klapiszewski, N. Karwańska, M. Kawalec, M. Baczyńska, M. Wysokowski, J. Zdarta, F. Ciesielczyk, T. Jesionowski, Removal of nickel(II) and lead(II) ions from aqueous solution using peat as a low-cost adsorbent: A kinetic and equilibrium study. Arabian Journal of Chemistry 10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.07.018 Impact Factor –  2.969.
  27. T. Szatkowski, M. Wysokowski, G. Lota, D. Pęziak, V.V. Bazhenov, G. Nowaczyk, J. Walter, S.L.  Molodtsov, H. Stöcker, C. Himcinschi, I. Petrenko, A.L.  Stelling, S. Jurga, T. Jesionowski, H. Ehrlich, (2015): Novel nanostructured hematite–spongin composite developed using an extreme biomimetic approach. RSC Advances 5, 79031-79040. Impact Factor –  2.936.
  28. M. Wysokowski, M. Motylenko, J. Walter, G. Lota, J. Wojciechowski, H. Stöcker, R, Galli, A.L. Stelling, C. Himcinschi, E. Niederschlag, E. Langer, V.V. Bazhenov, T. Szatkowski, J. Zdarta, I. Petrenko, Z. Kljajić, T. Leisegang, S.L. Molodtsov, D.C. Meyer, T. Jesionowski, H. Ehrlich (2014) Synthesis of nanostructured chitin–hematite composites under extreme biomimetic conditions. RSC Advances 4, 61743-61752 Impact Factor –  2.936.
  29. G. Milczarek, M. Motylenko, A. Modrzejewska-Sikorska, Ł. Klapiszewski, M. Wysokowski, V.V. Bazhenov, A. Piasecki, E. Konował, H. Ehrlich, T. Jesionowski, (2014) Deposition of silver nanoparticles on organically modified silica in the presence of lignosulfonate. RSC Advances 4, 52476-52484. Impact Factor –  2.936 (cited 9 times).
  30. M. Wysokowski, M. Zatoń, V.V.  Bazhenov, T. Behm, A. Ehrlich, A.L. Stelling, M. Hog, M., Ehrlich, H. (2014): Identification of chitin in 200-million-year-old gastropod egg capsules. Paleobiology 40(4):529-540 Impact Factor –  2.400.
  31. M. Wysokowski, Ł. Klapiszewski, D. Moszyński, P. Bartczak, T. Szatkowski, I. Majchrzak, K. Siwińska-Stefańska, V.V. Bazhenov, T. Jesionowski, (2014): Modification of chitin with kraft lignin and development of new biosorbents for removal of cadmium(ii) and nickel(ii) ions. Marine Drugs 12, 2245-2268. Impact Factor –  4.379.
  32. Ł. Klapiszewski, J. Zdarta, T. Szatkowski, M. Wysokowski, M. Nowacka, K. Szwarc-Rzepka, P. Bartczak, P., Siwińska-Stefańska, K., Ehrlich, H., Jesionowski, T. (2014): Silica/lignosulfonate hybrid materials: preparation and characterization. Central European Journal of Chemistry 12, 719-735. Impact Factor –  1,329.
  33. M. Wysokowski, M. Motylenko, H. Stöcker, V.V. Bazhenov, E. Langer, A. Dobrowolska, K. Czaczyk, R. Galli, A.L. Stelling, T. Behm, Ł. Klapiszewski, D. Ambrożewicz, M. Nowacka, S.L. Molodtsov, B. Abendroth, D.C. Meyer, K.J. Kurzydłowski, T. Jesionowski, H. Ehrlich (2013): An extreme biomimetic approach: hydrothermal synthesis of β-chitin/ZnO nanostructured composites. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 1, 6469-6476. Impact Factor –  4.543.
  34. H. Ehrlich, P. Simon, M.  Motylenko, M. Wysokowski, V.V.  Bazhenov, R. Galli, A.L. Stelling, D. Stawski, M. Ilan, H. Stöcker, B. Abendroth, R. Born, T. Jesionowski, K.J. Kurzydłowski, D.C. Meyer, (2013): Extreme Biomimetics: formation of zirconium dioxide nanophase using chitinous scaffolds under hydrothermal conditions. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 1, 5092-5099. Impact Factor –  4.543.
  35. M. Wysokowski, M. Motylenko, V.V. Bazhenov, D. Stawski, I. Petrenko, A. Ehrlich, T. Behm, Z. Kljajić, A.L. Stelling, T. Jesionowski, H. Ehrlich (2013): Poriferan chitin as a template for hydrothermal zirconia deposition. Frontiers of Materials Science 7(3), 248-260 Impact Factor – 1,478.
  36. M. Wysokowski, V.V. Bazhenov, M.V. Tsurkan, R. Galli, A.L. Stelling, H. Stöcker, S. Kaiser, E. Niederschlag, G. Gartner, T. Behm, M. Ilan, A.Y. Petrenko, T. Jesionowski, H. Ehrlich, (2013): Isolation and identification of chitin in three-dimensional skeleton of Aplysina fistularis marine sponge. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 62, 94-100 Impact Factor – 3.909.
  37. M. Wysokowski, T. Behm, R. Born, V.V. Bazhenov, H. Meissner, G. Richter, K. Szwarc-Rzepka, A. Makarova, D. Vyalikh, P. Schupp, T. Jesionowski, H. Ehrlich, (2013): Preparation of chitin–silica composites by in vitro silicification of two-dimensional Ianthella basta demosponge chitinous scaffolds under modified Stöber conditions. Materials Science and Engineering C 33, 3935-3941. Impact Factor – 5.080.
  38. Ł. Klapiszewski, M. Wysokowski, I. Majchrzak, T. Szatkowski, M. Nowacka, K. Siwińska-Stefańska, K., Szwarc-Rzepka, P. Bartczak, H. Ehrlich, T. Jesionowski, (2013): Preparation and Characterization of Multifunctional Chitin/Lignin Materials. Journal of Nanomaterials Article ID 425726 Impact Factor – 2.207.
  39. M. Wysokowski, A. Piasecki, V.V. Bazhenov, D. Paukszta, R. Born, P. Schupp, I. Petrenko, T. Jesionowski (2013): Poriferan chitin as the scaffold for nanosilica deposition under hydrothermal synthesis conditions. Journal of Chitin and Chitosan Science 8, 26-33.
  40. A. Pilarska, M. Wysokowski, E. Markiewicz, T. Jesionowski, (2013) Synthesis of magnesium hydroxide and its calcinates by a precipitation method with the use of magnesium sulfate and poly(ethylene glycols). Powder Technology, 245,148-157 Impact Factor – 3.230.